This volume is a thorough presentation of the state-of-the-art research and developments in drug delivery systems using nanotechnology and its applications. The second of this two-volume set, it addresses the applications of nanotechnology or nano-sized materials in the medical field and the real-world challenges and complexities of current drug delivery methodologies and techniques.
This volume includes 11 chapters that focus on the targeting facet of drug delivery systems. Targeting is a focused maneuver to achieve the specified goals, including achieving the desired result and reaching the specific location. Targeting has now been successfully achieved for several diseases/disorders; however, its role is noteworthy in cancer treatment where chemotherapy is a main course of approach. Nanotechnology-based products have great potential by virtue of their inherent features.
This edited book provides a detailed application of nanotechnology in drug delivery systems in health care. The book discusses general principles of drug targeting, material of construction and technological concerns of nanoparticles, and different drug delivery systems and their preparation.
Taken together, the informative chapters will provide researchers and scientists as well as faculty and students with valuable research on the effective use of new approaches in advanced drug delivery nanosystems.
Volume 1 of the two-volume series is subtitled Novel Drug Carriers. The volumes are available separately or as a set.
Table of Contents
Drug Targeting: General Aspects and Relevance to Nanotechnology
Preethi Naik, Megha Marwah, Meenakshi Venkataraman, Gopal Singh Rajawat, and Mangal Nagarsenker
Nano-Oncotargets and Innovative Therapies
Yamuna Mohanram and Lakshmi Kiran Chelluri
Dendrimer Conjugates as Novel DNA and SiRNA Carriers
Yuya Hayashi, Keiichi Motoyama, Taishi Higashi, Hirofumi Jono, Yukio Ando, and Hidetoshi Arima
Precise Preparation of Functional Polysaccharide Nanoparticles by Enzymatic Approach
Polysaccharide-Drug Nanoconjugates as Targeted Delivery Vehicles
Glycan-Based Nanocarries in Drug Delivery
Songul Yasar Yıldız, Merve Erginer, Tuba Demirci, Juergen Hemberger, and Ebru Toksoy Oner
Physiological and Clinical Considerations of Drug Delivery Systems Containing Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene
Sami Makharza, Giuseppe Cirillo, Orazio Vittorio, and Silke Hampel
Nanofibers: General Aspects and Applications
Raghavendra Ramalingam and Kantha Deivi Arunachalam
Nanocomposite Microparticles (nCmP) for Pulmonary Drug Delivery Applications
Zimeng Wang, Elisa A. Torrico-Guzmán, Sweta K. Gupta, and Samantha A. Meenach
Solid Lipid Nanoparticles for Topical Drug Delivery
Sonia Trombino and Roberta Cassano
Hydrophobized Polymers for Encapsulation of Amphotericin B in Nanoparticles
Raj K. Keservani, MPharm, is affiliated with the Sagar Institute of Research and Technology-Pharmacy, Bhopal, India. He has more than seven years of experience in pharmaceutical education at various institutes in India. He has published 30 peer-reviewed papers in the field of pharmaceutical sciences in national and international journals, fifteen book chapters, two co-authored books, and two edited books. He is also active as a reviewer for several international scientific journals. His research interests include nutraceutical and functional foods, novel drug delivery systems (NDDS), transdermal drug delivery, health science, cancer biology, and neurobiology.
Anil K. Sharma, MPharm, is working as a lecturer at the Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, University of Delhi, India. He has more than six years of academic experience in pharmaceutical sciences. He has published 26 peer-reviewed papers in the field of pharmaceutical sciences in national and international journals, as well as 12 book chapters. His research interests encompass nutraceutical and functional foods, novel drug delivery systems (NDDS), drug delivery, nanotechnology, health science/life science, and biology/cancer biology/neurobiology.
Rajesh K. Kesharwani, PhD, has more than seven years of research and two years of teaching experience at various institutes in India, imparting bioinformatics and biotechnology education. He has received several awards, including the NASI-Swarna Jayanti Puruskar-2013 by The National Academy of Sciences of India. He has authored over 32 peer-reviewed articles and ten book chapters. He has been a member of many scientific communities as well as a reviewer for many international journals. His research fields of interest are medical informatics, protein structure and function prediction, computer-aided drug designing, structural biology, drug delivery, cancer biology, and next-generation sequence analysis.